Meet your enthusiastic local guide and begin your Philly culinary adventure in the neighborhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. You’ll explore the tiny streets of the area and have a chance to view some of the iconic mosaic art from a local artist. Pass by a historic deli, stop at a tempting bakery and stroll along Christian Street before arriving at the very Italian 9th Street Market. The market is the oldest and largest open-air market that is held daily in the States.
Take in all the aromas of delicious cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. You'll explore the wide variety of local bakeries, butchers and produce shops--many of which are Italian-owned. You may even score a bargain as these stores offer discounts for travelers. Speak with the owners and employees of the historic businesses to hear fascinating stories about the neigborhood from over the years.
Afterwards you'll cross the main intersection and head straight towards a variety of Mexican stores located in the area. Spot the location where Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs! Nearby you'll also see a selection of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Chinese shops. The tour concludes with a chance to grab a Philly Cheesesteak bought from one of the local restaurants--a treat that is the most delicious way to end your Philadelphia market tour!